While most of us use a fridge to extend the shelf-life of processed and contemporary meals, farmers—who domesticate crops on a big scale—need to make do with storing crops in closed rooms or godowns however this doesn’t save them from perishing.
For this function, an IIT graduate alongside together with his sister hailing from Bihar’s Bhagalpur, invented a tool which shops greens and fruits safely and prevents injury. Nikki Kumar and Rashmi Jha’s Sabjikothi is a boon to farmers to guard their yields.
Sabjikothi has 10 occasions extra capability than a fridge and might protect fruits and veggies for a time interval of three to 30 days. The invention which prices half the worth of a fridge solely wants one litre of water and 20 watts electrical energy per day to function.
“It solely requires 10 watts of energy which is equal to the quantity required to run your cell phone,” stated the entrepreneur to The Higher India.
Witnessing the wastage of horticulture merchandise as a result of lack of storage amenities prompted Nikki Kumar to give you such a novel innovation. This self-assembled storage machine might be transported simply too.
The machine maintains a managed ambiance inside by oxidising liquid into carbon dioxide, hydrogen and vapour. Degrading ethylene gasoline emitted by the crops delays their ripening and rotting.
Aside from controlling publish harvest wastage, the machine may also help a farmer in fetching an honest value for his or her produce even after storing them for just a few days.
Watch to grasp how a Sabjikothi works: